Class, Race, Gender, and Crime: The Social Realities of Justice in America

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2010 - Social Science - 372 pages
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A decade after its first publication, Class, Race, Gender, and Crime remains the only non-edited book to systematically address the impact of class, race, and gender on criminological theory and all phases of the administration of criminal justice, including its workers. These topics represent the main sites of inequality, power and privilege in the U.S., which consciously or unconsciously shape people's understandings of who is a criminal and how society should deal with them. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and revised. Maintaining the accessible, high-interest narrative from previous editions, it incorporates current data, recent theoretical developments, and new examples ranging from Bernie Madoff and the recent financial crisis to the increasing impact of globalization, in addition to classic examples. This edition also features a revised structure to better tailor the book for use in the classroom. Part I now provides an introduction to criminology and criminal justice. Part II introduces foundational information on the key concepts of class and economic privilege, race/ethnicity and white privilege, gender and male privilege, and the intersections of these privileges. And Part III examines victimization, criminal law, criminal prosecution, and punishment, looking at each through the lenses of class, race, and gender.

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About the author (2010)

Gregg Barak is professor of criminology and criminal justice at Eastern Michigan University. He is the author of a number of books, including Criminology: An Integrated Approach, and is the editor of the series Issues in Crime and Justice.
Paul Leighton is professor of criminology and criminal justice at Eastern Michigan University. He has written several books, including Punishment for Sale: Private Prisons, Big Business, and the Incarceration Binge.
Jeanne Flavin is associate professor of sociology at Fordham University. She is the author of Our Bodies, Our Crimes: The Policing of Women's Reproduction in America.

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